It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ms. Lennon’s Room

We have been as busy as elves in Ms Lennon’s Room.

The children were absolutely fantastic last week in the Nativity and we could not be prouder of them.

We have being learning all about Advent and the meaning of Christmas. The children have been extending hands of kindness by giving a little extra help at home each day.

We have created some Winter Wonderlands, Snowmen and Christmas decorations –  the artistic talent is clear to be seen.

We have been reading ‘Bronntanas Nollag’ in Irish.

We have been exploring Christmas Word Problems in Maths

We are looking forward to a few more things that are yet to come!

Stop Motion Lego Movies in Ms Lennon’s Class

The children have been reading “War Children” as part of the Library initiative ‘One Book, One County’. They have found it very interesting and have enjoyed reading each of the short stories.

Today, they were visited by the library and had the opportunity to make their very own Stop Motion Lego Movies based on a scene from the book.

A great opportunity for some active learning. The children were enthusiastic and seemed to love every minute. Books really do fuel imagination!


Collaborative Art

Have a look at Ms. Atkinson’s class’ collaborative art that they completed on Tuesday 25th June 2019. It was a fantastic art lesson to finish the year on and it turned out beautifully!

Graduation 2019

Congratulations to our students Annie, Hannah, Millie, Eva, Ella, Kyeira, Céola, Ríbh, Shane, Dylan, Pádraic, Ronan, Gerard and Kevin who graduated from St. Michael’s National School on Monday 24th June 2019.

We are incredibly proud of the fantastic young adults you have become and we cannot wait to hear about all of the amazing things that you do in your future!

Check out the photos of our graduation party below…

Schools in the Past

We would like to extend our thanks to local man Frank Rooney who visited our school on Thursday 20th June 2019. Frank told the children some very interesting stories about life long ago, going into detail about life at school when he attended St. Michael’s National School. The children really enjoyed hearing about how he used to walk to school barefoot in the Summer time, and how girls were not allowed to play football at lunch time.

The art of storytelling is one that is slowly dwindling and we were very lucky that Frank gave up his time to provide this opportunity for the children.

Letter from Conor McManus

There was a lot of excitement in one house in Donaghmoyne on Tuesday 18th June when Molly received a letter from none other than Conor McManus! After writing a letter to Conor as part of an English lesson, Molly decided to send it off in the hopes that it would be read by the Monaghan star.

She was delighted to receive a reply and it’s very clear that Conor has high hopes for Molly’s Gaeilic career!


‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’

On Wednesday 19th June 2019, the pupils in St. Michael’s National School Donaghmoyne, were very fortunate to have some special visitors come to our school. Stephen from ‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’ came to visit, and brought along an array of farmyard animals. He talked to the boys and girls about the various animals, including goats, chickens, roosters, guinea pigs, rabbits and even Shaun the Sheep! The children loved having the opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts about these animals, as well as having the chance to pet them.

A word of sincere thanks to our Parent’s Association for organising and funding this fantastic event!

Carrickmacross Colouring Competition Success!

Congratulation to Molly who won first place in the age 10-12 category, and to Maggie who won second place in the age 8-10 category, in the Carrickmacross Festival Colouring Competition.

We are very proud of you both!

School Uniform

We would like to remind parents of the school uniform that is expected to be worn daily in St. Michael’s National School.

Our uniform consists of dark grey trousers / skirt / pinafore, a grey t-shirt and a maroon jumper with the school crest. We ask that children do not wear black, navy or patterned trousers, and strictly no labels or logos (e.g. o’neills, nike etc.).

Parents, please make a special effort to ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform every day.

An example of the appropriate school uniform can be seen below.